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Thames Water given maximum £8.5m fine for missing leak target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 10:38:37 AM
.... In May, the Guardian revealed that amid fears of a drought and with some water companies asking customers to save water, the vast amount of water that leaks from company pipes every day across England has not fallen for at least four years. The missed target was revealed in Thames Water’s annual report, which also showed profit before tax fell by 86% last year. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:41:58 PM
....Its popularity boosted car sales by 75%, doubled revenues to £188m and turned the £30m loss suffered in the first quarter of last year into a £5. 9m profit before tax. ...
HSBC profits fall as bank bids to restore flagging revenues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:19:35 AM
.... We increased advances to customers and grew mortgages and business lending. all three of our North American businesses delivered material increases in profit before tax. ...
Volkswagen Group profits soar after cost cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:41:07 AM
....Volkswagen Group also sold more models with higher profit margins, a spokesperson said. Group profit before tax rose 44. ...
Online retailer Asos sees exports boosted by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:32:22 AM
.... . However, its gross profit margin fell because of the price cutting, and its full-year profit before tax is predicted to be "broadly in line with market consensus". ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
....3m penalty will impress Thames shareholders – a crew of infrastructure and sovereign wealth funds who have done splendidly over their decade of ownership – he needs to raise his sights. Thames Water Utilities, the debt-laden operating company that sits under various holding companies, incurred net finance expenses of £257m in its last financial year, but still made a £511m profit before tax. ...
Standard Life  and Aberdeen Asset Management confirm merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
.... Aberdeen specialises in emerging markets and has struggled since investor interest cooled in recent years, prompting Gilbert to freeze salaries and cut other costs. Standard Life has fared better, and recently posted a 9% rise in operating profit before tax to £723m for 2016. ...
London Stock Exchange 'working hard' on Deutsche Boerse merger image
....The LSE's latest comments came as the exchange reported an increase in profits for 2016. Excluding restructuring costs and businesses it has sold or closed, LSE said profit before tax rose to £623. ...
Barclays full-year profits almost treble to £3.2bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:02:21 PM
....Barclays has reported a jump in annual profits after making "strong progress" in restructuring. The bank reported a profit before tax of £3. ...
Deutsche Bank's $630m Russian fine reflects badly on banking | Nils Pratley image
.... On that score, progress is mixed. Revenues rose almost 15% in the financial year to last November but profit before tax, hit by a £2. ...
UK Christmas retail: the winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:23:56 PM
....The trainer and sports fashion retailer expects to beat City forecasts for full-year profits, sending its shares to an all-time high. Headline profit before tax and one-off items is set to exceed expectations of £200m by up to 15% thanks to bumper sales – up 10% on a like-for-like basis in the 49 weeks to 7 January. ...
Share Hunter: Sports Directs first half results hit by slide in pound  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:14:00 PM
....Despite sales in the core UK sports retail business growing by 5. 6 per cent, lower margins meant adjusted profit before tax more than halved to £71. ...
Capita shares dive to 10-year low after profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:20:33 AM
.... People are delaying making decisions on implementing technology, so there is a whole host of things going on,” he said. Capita – which also recruits for the army and runs business travel, debt collection and translation services and employs 75,000 staff – said it now expects 2016 underlying profit before tax to be at least £515m. ...
Sports Direct chairman criticises 'extreme campaign' as profits fall 57% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 08:27:37 AM
....The chairman of Sports Direct has criticised MPs, trades unions and the media for waging a campaign against the business as the retailer reported a 57% drop in first-half profits. The sports retailer, reeling from a year-long scandal over working practices, said underlying profit before tax slumped to £71. ...
Tesco shares jump as sales continue to recover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 06:22:53 AM
....Sales have now risen for three quarters in a row since its nadir last year, when it struggled with stiff competition from discount retailers, as well as rebuilding trust after the accounting scandal. Tesco said profit before tax fell 28% to £71m for the half year, mainly due to one-off costs, but the group said it was on track to make £1. ...
Co-op Group says it 'planned' for a 50% profits drop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:32:18 AM
....1%. The underlying profit before tax, which excludes temporary factors and one-off items, was £31m for the six months, down from £63m in the same period of 2015. ...
Bonmarche sales damaged by sunshine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:16:40 AM
....Although its leftover summer stock sold well, the firm said: "It is appropriate to lower the profit expectation for the second half of the year. "The board's view is the company's full year profit before tax is likely to fall within a range between £5m & £7m. ...
HSBC profits slide amid 'turbulent period' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 04:35:53 AM
....Meanwhile, one of HSBC's biggest rivals, Standard Chartered, reported better news in its half-year results. The profit before tax of $1bn (£749m) was largely attributed to cost-cutting measures amid growing economic uncertainty. ...
Housebuilder says leaving EU would harm British construction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 12:39:28 PM
.... In some areas, such as concrete frame construction in Suffolk and Norfolk, an estimated 40% of workers come from eastern Europe. Crest reported a 25% rise in profit before tax to £72. ...
VW profits down 20% after diesel emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 10:56:13 AM
....Volkswagen’s profit tumbled nearly 20% at the start of this year as car sales continued to fall in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal. The German carmaker made a profit before tax of €3. ...
Premier Foods says sales rises are a sign it will thrive independently image
....Premier made pre-tax losses of £13m, partly associated with its stake in Hovis bread, as well as another joint venture. Adjusted profit before tax in the year to 2 April increased by 3. ...
Restaurant Group warns of profit decline after fall in customer numbers image
....5% and 5% this year. It would translate into a profit before tax of £74m to £80m, down from nearly £87m in 2015. ...
Share Hunter: Prospects looking chipper for Arm Holdings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....5million to £80. 6million, underpinning a 14 per cent rise in profit before tax to £137. ...
Fewer wealthy Chinese tourists hits Burberry sales in Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 07:40:56 AM
.... The company said profits for the full-year that ended in March 2016 were expected to be in line with City expectations. However, Burberry issued a warning about the current financial year: “We currently expect full-year 2017 adjusted profit before tax to be around the bottom of the range of analysts’ expectations. ...
EU to make big firms come clean on tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:23:27 AM
....Under the new proposals, that would be expanded to cover companies accounting for about 90% of corporate revenues in the EU, they added. The BBC understands that companies will need to disclose information such as total net turnover, profit before tax, income tax due, amount of tax actually paid and accumulated earnings. ...
Co-op boss asks for big pay cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:38:19 AM
....Profit was £23m for the year, down from £124m last year, when the figure was boosted by a one-off gain of £121m from selling parts of its business. Underlying profit before tax was £81m, up from £73m last year. ...
Wolseley to cut 200 UK jobs and shut more branches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 08:49:53 AM
.... But the UK makes up only 8% of the company’s trading profits, as it also has businesses in the US and continental Europe. Group profit before tax more than tripled to £367m, driven by strong growth in the US. ...
Ted Baker profits rocket by 20% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 10:47:34 AM
Share Hunter: More reasons to take chance on Morrisons image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 10:21:00 PM
....1 per cent lower at £16. 1billion and the underlying profit before tax, before closure costs and restructuring charges, fell 27 per cent to £302million, with underlying earnings per share of 7. ...
Star Wars and Spectre power Cineworld to record box office figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 10:48:13 AM
....The company, which owns more than 2,000 screens across nine countries, said its box office numbers were up 13% from 2014. Cineworld’s adjusted profit before tax rose 37. ...
London Stock Exchange backs Deutsche Börse merger as profits rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 08:56:49 AM
....The London Stock Exchange said a merger with its Frankfurt rival Deutsche Börse would be “compelling” and is pressing ahead with plans for a £20bn deal, as it reported a big rise in profits and revenues for 2015. The LSE’s annual results confirmed its appeal, showing a 31% rise in profit before tax, stripping out one-off items, to £643. ...
LSE says German merger 'compelling' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 07:40:38 AM
....4m. Including one-off items, profit before tax from continuing operations was £336. ...
Qantas announces record first-half profit, boosted by fuel price savings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 11:43:03 PM
....The result was boosted by $448m in savings through the airline hedging on lower fuel prices and $261m in cost and revenue benefits it attributed to its continuing restructuring. Underlying profit before tax was $921m, in the upper end of the airline’s guidance of $875m to $925m. ...
Countrywide upgrades profit forecast as property market conditions improve image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 02:13:30 PM
.... . The estate agency now expects profit before tax and other charges will show a "modest improvement on our previous expectations". ...
JD Sports records bumper Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 09:52:47 AM
....6% over the Christmas period. The retailer is confident of beating market expectations for annual profit before tax and one-off items of £136m by up to 10%. ...
CMC Markets to list in London image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 08:31:18 AM
Marks & Spencer’s new boss needs to return retailer to its core values image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 09:13:25 PM
.... Looking at the company’s financials, that argument can in part be borne out. In the year to April 2004, M&S made a profit before tax of £739. ...
Sports Direct lashes out as Findel rejects planned board member image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 07:24:36 PM
....Sports Direct said it had acquired its shareholding in Findel on the understanding that this would be “of benefit to and welcomed by Findel and its other major shareholders” and that Toscafund and Schroders were in support of Gardener’s appointment. In response to Sports Direct’s criticism, Findel said: “Over the last five years the new leadership team of Findel has been very focused on restoring shareholder value and the group is on track to record another significant step up in profit before tax in the current financial year. ...
White goods and TV sales boost Dixons Carphone despite currency woes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 08:03:17 AM
.... . The company made £121m in profit before tax during the first six months of the year on revenues of £4. ...
Carpetright on a roll as profit and sales rise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 08:08:31 AM
.... . The listed retailer, which began as a single shop in Canning Town in 1988, announced a 6pc increase in profit before tax to £7. ...
Dixons Carphone to launch ‘home gadgets’ emergency service image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 08:28:31 PM
.... Its interim report this week is expected to show like-for-like sales up by just 0. 8pc, although the consensus of analysts predicts profit before tax will increase by 42pc to £111m, as restructuring boosts the bottom line. ...
Stagecoach issues sales warning as Paris attacks discourage passengers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 08:46:44 AM
....5m, both boosted by the start of the new East Coast franchise it won with Virgin last year. Statutory profit before tax fell 7. ...
JD Sports predicts higher profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 04:48:06 PM
.... . It says profit before tax and exceptional items will beat market estimates of £125m by £10m. ...
Visitors continue to shun Alton Towers following rollercoaster crash image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 09:36:58 AM
.... . "While some significant trading days remain, including peak season trading for our attractions in Australia and New Zealand, we expect to report full-year results in line with current expectations, with underlying profit before tax broadly in line with the 2014 result," the company said. ...
CMC Markets to sell shares to retail investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 05:33:08 PM
Ladbrokes chiefs scolded by Dermot Desmond at shareholder meeting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 02:26:34 PM
....“I believe there is widespread acceptance that the Ladbrokes board and management are not good enough and that performance over the past five years has been abysmal,” he told the meeting. “Total profit before tax has declined almost 40% in that period. ...
Bonmarché confident on full year despite 'challenging' autumn sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 11:19:35 AM
....4m, after it accrued £1m in fees from its move to the main market of the stock exchange on October 19. Underlying profit before tax was the same as last year at £6. ...
Poundland shares crash after warning of highly volatile trading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 09:47:35 AM
....Shares in Poundland have crashed after it reported falling first-half profits and sales and warned of “highly volatile” trading conditions in recent weeks. The discount retailer made a profit before tax and one-off items of £9. ...
Bond and Star Wars fever squeezes Entertainment One film business image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of November 2015 12:38:30 PM
.... Peppa Pig is still driving growth in Entertainment One's TV and merchandise businesses. Entertainment One’s reported profit before tax increased more than six-fold to £18. ...
TalkTalk hack to cost up to £35m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 11:35:07 AM
....When Dido Harding, the chief executive, first announced two weeks ago that customers would only be able to leave if they could show a "direct impact" on their bank account - a pretty high bar - investors heaved a sigh of relief and TalkTalk's share price bounced up. It was up again this morning - by more than 12% - as the half-year results revealed that TalkTalk was still expected to make £300m profit before tax this year. ...
Sainsbury's profits slide 18% amid supermarket price war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 08:44:33 AM
....Sainsbury’s has reported an 18% slide in profits, hit by lower sales and a fierce supermarket price war. The retailer said it was expecting a “more buoyant” Christmas as it posted a profit before tax and one-off items of £308m for the 28 weeks to 26 September. ...
Sales slide again at Morrisons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 08:07:53 AM
....The Bradford-based group was late to enter the online shopping market, but in 2013 signed a tie-up agreement to sell food through Ocado's online delivery service. Morrisons reiterated that it expected underlying pre-tax profit before tax to be higher in the second half of 2015-16 than the first. ...
Barclays third-quarter profit falls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of October 2015 07:23:15 AM
....76bn. Including the £560m hit, and other costs and gains the bank considers to be one-offs, third-quarter profit before tax fell to £861m from £1. ...
BP warns of further job cuts as profits fall 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 08:51:39 AM
.... The International Energy Agency has said higher production by Opec and slowing world growth mean the price of oil will stay low throughout 2016. The key measure of replacement cost profit before tax from exploration and production plunged 79% to $800m, while profit from so-called downstream activities such as refining increased 53% to $2. ...
Debenhams boss to step down in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 06:29:06 AM
....Debenhams said Mr Sharp will remain in the post during the Christmas trading period. Separately, the company reported full year profit before tax rose 7. ...
Argos sales slide triggers Home Retail Group profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 09:00:28 AM
.... There is an unnatural collection of orders to fulfil on a single weekend,” Walden said. Home Retail said it expected annual profit before tax to be slightly below the bottom end of market expectations of between £115m and £140m. ...
Argos owner warns on profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 06:31:40 AM
....The owner of Argos and Homebase, Home Retail Group, has warned that its full-year underlying profits are set to fall below market expectations. Uncertainty over Black Friday trading, investment in online ordering, and a "challenging" first half could mean underlying full-year profit before tax is below £115m, Home Retail Group said. ...
Sainsbury's says annual profit to beat forecasts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 07:14:35 AM
....“[In the] year to date we have traded well, with both sales and cost savings ahead of expectations. Should current market trends continue, we expect our full year underlying profit before tax to be moderately ahead of our published consensus,” Coupe said. ...
Sainsbury's hopeful on profits despite supermarket price war image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 06:41:39 AM
...." . Sainsbury's said that "should current market trends continue, we expect our full-year underlying profit before tax to be moderately ahead of our published consensus". ...
Irn-Bru sales fall flat as bad weather hurts AG Barr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 08:32:46 AM
....Related: The new Irn Bru advert. Sahil Shan, an analyst at the stockbroker N+1 Singer, said: “Momentum for various reasons has failed to pick up in the third quarter, and management is now guiding to a flat year-on-year profit before tax outcome for the year. ...
Merlin's UK theme park sales slump after Alton Towers crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 07:23:40 AM
....“Although difficult to assess at this stage, we continue to believe that there may be an ongoing adverse impact on the resort theme parks operating group profitability in 2016,” the group added. It is still expecting the wider group to see profit before tax “broadly in line” with last year at £249m this year after savings in financing and other costs. ...
Morrisons is set to announce a 47 per cent drop in profits image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 12:15:00 AM
. The supermarket giant’s interim results will show that its profit before taxes fell from £239million to £125million, according to the consensus forecast of City analysts. ...
York Mailing Group chiefs take majority stake  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 05:30:04 PM
.... BGF’s investment allowed York Mailing to buy new equipment to increase profitability, and to make a strategic acquisition. Turnover has since increased from £65m to £101m, and the company is forecasting 10pc growth this financial year and a 30pc increase in profit before tax and other considerations. ...
Halfords hit by bicycle sales wobble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:24:56 AM
....Halfords said its other businesses, including car maintenance and parts, had performed as expected or better. Annual profit before tax would be broadly in line with market expectations, thanks to cost cuts and better-than-forecast profit margins. ...
Persimmon's managers to share £240m, with £20m for Mike Farley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 05:28:43 PM
....The following day, Persimmon reported a 31% rise in profits for the first half of the year. It said profit before tax was £272. ...
Persimmon records post-UK election profits surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:04:51 AM
....Persimmon has reported a rise in profits of 31% for the first half of the year, in part down to the UK general election result. The home builder said profit before tax was £272. ...

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